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Blow head asket on "N@ reg legacy

Have an "N" reg subaru that has new ABS and new rear brakes a sound body but last friday the head gasket went any ideason a reasonable repair?

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Use $33 head gasket repair from Bar's Leaks. It worked for my car's seepage of antifreeze into the cylinder. It might help you for a reasonable cost.

Just pour it in and let it work for 15 minutes and hopefully your car's coolant system will be fine.

Otherwise, it may cost hundreds of dollars if not over $1000.

Good luck to you on this.

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